Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of less than 10 years
Female to Female Relationships: Not Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
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25/07/2013 | ILGA Brussels - internship
“It’s shameful that two more people have been convicted of consensual same-sex conduct in Cameroon,” just after the killing of Lembembe, Neela Ghoshal, senior Human Rights Watch researcher for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender, said. “The government continues to send the message that LGBTI people are less than human.” >>>
16/08/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
Three men were arrested by Cameroonian police on the evening of the 26 and 27 July for having sex in a car. The swerving car attracted the attention of Mobile Intervention Group (GMI) No. 1 and when the police stopped the car allegedly two of the men were having sex and one was dressed in woman's clothes. Two of the men remain in prison awaiting trial on 18 August. >>>
19/05/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
Last week, Cameroonian human rights organisations reported that Mbede Roger Jean-Claude had been sentenced to 36 months in prison for homosexuality. He was entrapped and then arrested by police. Association pour la Défense de l'Homosexualité (ADEFHO), Alternatives-Cameroun and Human Rights Watch have written high level Cameroonian officials asking them to initiate a review of the law criminalising consensual sexual conduct and the conviction in this case. >>>
08/05/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
Cameroon groups ADEFHO (Association pour la Défense des Homosexuels, Association for the Defense of Homosexuals), SID’ADO (Les Adolescents Contre le Sida, Teenagers Against HIV/AIDS) report that the entrapment of a gay man in Cameroon's capital Yaoundé has led to a 36 month prison sentence for homosexuality. >>>